Monday, July 26, 2010

Sunday is fun....

Sunday was a productive and fun day...

Matt was working on the kitchen and we are getting very close. To give you a little idea of what has been accomplished over the weekend I've created a little list.

+Staron counter top installed (see this post)
+Butcher block counter top installed
+Butcher block treated with all natural "seasoning"(oils)
+Under cabinet Lighting with new dimmer switch
+Pendant Light over sink
+60% of the cabinet doors and drawers are installed
+Installed cover panels next to windows

There is more to come throughout this week after work, hopefully tomorrow the rest of the doors will be installed and the main overhead light will be installed.

Alright onto the Sunday fun...
I spent five hours on Sunday re-creating an idea we found in Food Network Magazine- dessert made to look like sushi. Yes five hours is a long time to work on any dessert, but I was making it up as I went along so it took sometime to create. I think if I ever did it again that it would go a bit quicker.

How'd I do it? I started my morning at the grocery store bulk candy aisle to find candy that would look good inside my sushi. I selected:
-Multiple colors of salt water taffy
-Dark purple taffy strips
-Chocolate Twizzlers
-Dried Apricots
-Dried Cranberries

I also picked up Rice Krispies and marshmallows so I could created the "rice" to wrap all the sweets with! When I started to chop and mix everything together I came out with quite a good looking dessert, but at a quick glance it looks like traditional sushi.

Pretty good right? I even made 'ginger' and 'wasabi'!

So now you're wondering if she spent five hours on dessert she must have some people to share it with, right? You would be correct. It was an Asian themed dinner at my friend Brenda's where we started the evening my learning to prepare some Asian foods.

On The Menu:
-Thai Glazed Chicken Skewers
-Pork Dumplings
-Spring Rolls
-Chicken Pad Thai (unpictured)
-Edamame (unpictured)

To start Jon cooked up Thai Glazed Chicken Skewers:

While the boys were grilling, the girls were learning. Up first were dumplings created by Sabrina (left) and Brenda (right):

Then spring rolls made by Sabrina and myself:

Letting it all cook in the steamer or in a pan...

Dinner is served, I tried a little of everything...

'Sweet Sushi' was the dessert, and the perfect end to a great evening. We sat on the patio, enjoyed the beautiful weather, and sipped some Saki. A great evening with friends!

How was your weekend? Did you have fun?

1 comment:

  1. The "sushi" looks amazing! All the food looks so delicious. What fun!


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